What's On

Performances, events and more from Access All Areas


Madhouse, My House?

An interactive and accessible exhibition exploring the institutionalisation of people with learning disabilities.

Until the 1980s many people with learning disabilities were forced to live in hospitals for 'idiots', 'imbeciles' and the 'feeble minded'. Explore life at St. Leonard's using the stories of two ex-patients: Harvey Waterman and Mabel Cooper. 

Thursday 2nd February - Friday 20th May
Hackney Museum, E8 1GQ


The Misfit Analysis - Spring 2017 tour

Winner of the VAULT Festival People’s Choice Award

After sell-out runs in London and Edinburgh, the multi-award winning The Misfit Analysis returns as part of a national tour.

Using multi-media performance, Cian takes us through a world of wheelchairs and blow-up dolls in an unconventional exploration of an autistic mind, playfully questioning the treatment of disability and autism in today’s world.

“Utterly fascinating and wildly creative. Definitely and defiantly different.” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Neurodiversity and Performance: Producers workshop

Join Access All Areas Executive Producer Patrick Collier at Arts Admin for a
producing workshop for those interested in working with learning disabled and neurodivergent artists

Thursday 20th April, 2.30 - 5.30pm. Free. 


MADHOUSE Re:Exit - Spring 2018

5 artists. 5 rooms. We're not going back.

An exciting, immersive new theatre experience exploring institutionalisation.

Opening Spring 2018 in London before touring to Manchester and Cardiff. Special performances of individual rooms will 'pop up' at galleries, events and on the street across the country.

Come join us in the madhouse.

Looking for something from the past? View our archive of performances and events here.